Personal assistant

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A day as a personal assistant

You work at your local Clinical Commissioning Group as personal assistant to the chief executive. You start work at 9am.

Your first task is to organise today's workload for the team secretaries, ensuring they have all the information they need to type up letters, file documents and photocopy material for staff members. Next, you deal with the chief executive's correspondence; emails and post. Some of these are queries you are able to deal with yourself, others you put to one side to discuss with the chief executive later.

You then book a boardroom for next week's monthly board meeting, arrange refreshments and send out the agenda and other documents that are needed for the meeting. Next, you do a quick stock check and order new stationery, updating your budget spreadsheet in the process. No two days are ever the same, and you enjoy the fast pace and responsibility of your position.